News Team

BobBob Gallaher

Bob Gallaher is our Fox 25/48 News Anchor. He comes to the Fox 25/48 News team after spending the past 15 years working as the Sports Director at WEAU 13 News. During that time, Bob has had the opportunity to cover Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, NCAA Final Four, MLB All-star games and post-season plus high school sports.

Prior to coming to Eau Claire, Bob worked at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee as a News Editor from 1990-1992 and from 1993-1994. Bob also worked at WJFW-TV in Rhinelander, Wisconsin as a News Reporter from September 1992 until May 1993.

Bob grew up in Clarendon Hills, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He attended Benet Academy High School in Lisle, Illinois. Bob then attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, graduating with a Broadcast Journalism degree in May 1990.

Bob is an avid Chicago sports fan including the Cubs and Blackhawks and Marquette Golden Eagles basketball fan, and during his free time, likes to play golf, and spend time with his family.

Bob and his wife Colleen, an elementary school teacher in the Eau Claire School District, reside in Eau Claire. They are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl, Mary Kate who was born in November, 2013.

ZachZach Prelutsky

Zach joins the WLAX team in September 2017 as the La Crosse Multimedia Journalist.

Zach was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Zach is a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals and Blues fan, but could be turned into a Packers fan after the Rams saga left his NFL allegiance vacant. He attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he majored in Broadcast Journalism. Zach was involved in various groups in college including Big Ten Student U, where college sporting events are worked and produced all by students.

He was also one of the founding members of Good Morning Illini, the first ever morning show done at the University of Illinois. Zach is excited to get his career started in western Wisconsin and live in such a beautiful part of the country.

On his own time, you can find him exploring everything the region has to offer and trying to get his golf game to a place where he knows where the ball is going to go when he hits it.

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